We’re all on the same team.
Team-building activities can be a great reward for a group of hard-working individuals, and it can be a positive way to encourage groups to work better together. Below is a list of ideas for all sizes and kinds of groups.
Immerse yourself in an experiential learning environment at the Museum of Flight with a space shuttle simulator program designed to promote teamwork and clear communication. Team members work together to ensure the safety of the crew and shuttle.
Culinary Team Building
At the Albert Lee Culinary Events Center, you can choose from a collaborative team-building approach that results in a group feast, or a competitive team cook-off, Iron Chef style. Everyone will feel like a winner, especially when it’s time to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Starfire Sports Campus, home to the Seattle Sounders FC, offers a world-class facility with indoor and outdoor spaces ideal for team building. This venue offers private space for dining, classes, competitions and classic team-building activities. Popular activities include the following:
“Mine Field,” where objects are scattered to create an obstacle course. In pairs, a participant verbally guides their blindfolded partner through the “mine field.”
“All Aboard,” a classic challenge that puts the group in a position to physically support one another in an endeavor to occupy an ever-diminishing space.
“Warp Speed,” where groups pass a ball around a circle as fast as possible and make bets on their time.
A traditional “Scavenger Hunt” that divides the group into teams to scour the campus in a race to be the first to collect all the items on their list.
If your group embraces an active culture, choose one of three sports for your outing: soccer, flag football or dodgeball. Facilitators are on site to organize teams, provide equipment, explain rules, create game schedules, referee and track scores and standings.
Experienced golfers will appreciate a chance to hit the links, while people new to the sport can take a swing at learning something new. Either way, golf offers a chance to get out of the office and connect, which can go a long way toward building morale. Seattle Southside offers a great 18-hole public course, Foster Golf Links, complete with golf pros, a full-service restaurant with private dining options, and free parking. Make your outing even more memorable by rewarding participants with trophies bearing your company logo and inscriptions.
It's All Fun & Games
Give your group the gift of fun at a nine-acre amusement park open year-round. The Family Fun Center offers indoor and outdoor activities that appeal to multiple generations in the workforce. Enjoy a fun interdepartmental golf tournament on the park’s two 18-hole miniature golf courses. Or compete for bragging rights in the indoor Laser Tag Arena. Some restrictions may apply with regard to accessibility. The park features a wheelchair-accessible elevator, and there are weight limits for Bumper Boats and Go Karts. Inquire for more details and to learn about group rates and park buyouts.
Nerf or Laser Warfare
Tag Zone and Virtual Sports provide a great indoor environment for battles of the Nerf and laser variety. All games are supervised and rules are vigilantly enforced. Teamwork is strongly encouraged: Work together to capture the flag, escape from prison or win the battle.
Go Speed Racer
Accelerate the fun in a fast-paced indoor go-kart tournament. Race around a quarter-mile track at 30–35mph, floating a mere inch off the track at Sykart. There’s also a private space for a catered post-race function.
Enjoy the sensation of skydiving in the great indoors. iFLY Seattle Indoor Skydiving makes it possible for everyone to experience the sensation of flight and creates a sense of camaraderie and community through shared experiences. Reward your team for a job well done with the thrill of flying on a column of air.
Questions? Contact Jené Iceberg at Meetings@SeattleSouthside.com or 206-686-7261.